With the new series of Doctor Who only weeks away the excitement to see the new Doctor on the block, Peter Capaldi, is at an all-time high.
But it is not just us mere mortals who are desperate to see what sort of Time Lord the Scottish Thick Of It star brings to the party, past and present cast of the show are pretty eager to find out too! Read more & comment »
David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Arthur Darvill and Jodie Whittaker will all return for the second series of Broadchurch, ITV has FINALLY confirmed just minutes ago.
The crime drama was one of the biggest TV hits of 2013 and while ITV bosses revealed last year that the show would return for a second season, they did not make clear if the stars would be returning to reprise their run once more.
Fans of Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston and Arthur Darvil may be able to purchase some art produced by the stars’ fair hands and all in aid of a very special cause this week.
The three actors, who between them have much of the UK’s female population swooning on a regular basis, are among a host of celebs all joining forces for The Stampin’ Up! ‘Cards for Keeps’ charity auction.
Two of Britain’s proudest exports have picked up gongs at this year’s BAFTA TV Craft Awards!
The long-running, much-loved BBC family sci-fi series Doctor Who won the award for Special, Visual and Graphic Effects whilst the 50th anniversary biopic, An Adventure in Space and Time, starring David Bradleu as first Doctor William Hartnell in the story of how the show came into creation, won the prize for Make Up and Hair Design. Read more & comment »
After the success of the hit ITV murder mystery, Broadchurch, one of its stars has revealed that he has signed up for the second, much-anticipated series.
Arthur Darvill played Rev, Paul Coates in Broadchurch, which told the story of the sudden and shocking murder of eleven year old Danny Latimer in a sleepy seaside town.
Darvill’s character fell under suspicion, much like most of the town, when it came to light that he had taught Danny and his friend about computers, and how to destroy evidence on them. Read more & comment »
Numerous times during the past two months, I’ve had to bone up on my medieval history while watching The White Queen. Wikipedia has really been my friend as I’ve attempted to navigate through the various relationships between the characters and who’s actually next in line to the throne. Though the history lessons have calmed down in recent weeks, tonight instalment really confused me indeed. It wasn’t so much because of the historical aspect of the episode but rather that everybody seem to keep changing sides every five minutes so it was impossible to relax into the story.
One of my main criticisms of the last couple of episodes of The White Queen has been the fact that none of the actors seemed to have aged at all. Thankfully this instalment rectifies that by making our remaining protagonists look about twenty years older than they did an episode ago. A case in point is Max Irons who, as Edward IV, has remained a young swaggering character throughout the series despite being called old and fat. But, with the aid of a dodgy beard, Edward is now allowed to look like the father of teenage children while his wife Elizabeth has a few streaks of grey in her lovely blonde hair. However, Edward doesn’t last long with his new bearded-look and dies fairly early on in an episode which moves at an alarming rate.
In my previous review of Broadchurch I noted how Danny’s murder had made the seaside town a particularly hostile place. Despite the ominous tents now being moved from the beaches, there’s a mood of distrust in the air and that definitely manifests itself in tonight’s episode. As we saw last week, newsagent Jack Marshall’s past was brought up and the police have marked him out to be one of the lead suspects.
So far this year ITV’s drama output hasn’t been great what with Mr Selfridge still dragging on and Great Night Out flopping in the ratings it seems as if the channel needs a hit. Thankfully they may just have that with Broadchurch a new eight part thriller drama set around a small seaside community who experience a tragedy after a eleven year old boy is killed.
Near the beginning of this week’s Doctor Who, the last before the mid-season break, The Doctor rips out the page of the current detective novel he’s obsessed with as he doesn’t like endings which is an ironic statement to make as we all know this is the end of the road for companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams.
As fans of Doctor Who will doubtless know, this weekend’s episode, The Angels Take Manhattan, will see the exit of popular sidekicks Amy Pond and Rory Williams, who are of course played by Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill…
And today, Arthur has revealed that starring in the show as Rory has been, “the best job I’ve ever had.”
However, he also revealed to TV Choice magazine that leaving the show was also one of the hardest things he’s ever had to do.
He said, “There were lots of people crying at the read-through. It was great because it does mean so much to all of us, and I think that’s right.
“I don’t think we were being over-emotional about it, it’s a really emotional script. I can’t really speak for anyone else but I’m so proud of what we’ve done on this show…
As all Doctor Who fans know this run of episodes will conclude with the last time we’ll see companions Amy and Rory and over the past few weeks hints have been dropped to why the couple will want to depart the Tardis. Over the past three episodes we have seen The Doctor visit the Ponds on a less regular basis, while they seem more eager to get back to their regular lives commenting at the end of last week’s mission that their friends will be wondering why they are rapidly aging. These themes come to a head at the start of this week’s episode, which is narrated by Amy, as Rory points out that they have two lives – regular life and Doctor life with the former not really getting a look in with the couple realising that they have to choose but just not straight away. We are told though that this was the only time that The Doctor stuck around as it was the year of the slow invasion.
The first episode of this series of Doctor Who was dominated by the revelation that latest companion Jenna-Louise Coleman appeared earlier than anticipated and that her character had already been turned into a Dalek. Though Asylum Of The Daleks was a success for me at least it was dominated by this big twist, with Steven Moffatt later praising us journalists for keeping the secret, as well as all of the drama involving Amy and Rory’s marriage. There’s no denying that there were some lighter moments in last week’s episode but they were few and far between so thankfully in this next instalment the programme’s sense of fun has been restored but then you would think nothing less of an episode entitled Dinosaurs On A Spaceship.
It was confirmed earlier today that the new series of the show will kick off on the 1st of September at 7:20pm and the show will end at 8:10pm, meaning it will only clash with ITV juggernaut The X factor for a short ten minute period.
The episode will be titled Asylum Of The Daleks and Unreality TV attended a preview screening last week, so make sure to check out our spoilers and teasers here and here.
The star and showrunner of Doctor Who have both paid tribute to departing actors Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill. Speaking at a screening of Asylum Of The Daleks, Matt Smith and Steven Moffat both praised their colleagues and said that their characters will reach new heights before they bow out later this year.